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Designed By Tiger

Elective Adventure

Tigers will discover the fundamentals of the engineering process of designing, building, and improving.

Requirements

Think about something that you would like to build. Draw a picture of what the final project should look like.
My Project Plan Drawing
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Draw something that you are going to build before you build it.

  • Cub Scouts will need their Tiger handbook, page 33
  • Pencils, one for each Cub Scout
  • Rulers,  one for each Cub Scout

Before the meeting:

  1. Determine which activity you will do to complete requirement 2, Crossing the River or Cub Scout Land.
  2. Review the activity you chose for requirement 2.
  3. Prepare the meeting space to allow Cub Scouts and Tiger adult partners to work together.

During the meeting:

  1. Gather Cub Scouts and Tiger adult partners.
  2. Based on the activity you will do for requirement 2 read the problem statement for the activity.
    • Crossing the River – You and your den are on a walk when you come across a river.  The den needs to cross the river.  Design something that will help the den cross the river.  Draw a picture of your design, after that you are going to make a model of your design.
    • Cub Scout Land – Imagine that the Cub Scouts are building their own amusement park.  You have been asked to design a ride for the amusement park.  Draw a picture of your ride, after that you are going to make a model of your design.
  3. Have Cub Scouts work on their design using page 33 of the Tiger handbook.
Using your drawing as a guide, build the project.
Crossing The River
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List3
Prep Time2

Cub Scouts build a model of something that will help the den cross a river.

Below is a sample list of craft supplies that could be used for building.  You may substitute for other craft items or building toys.

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Crayons
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper clips
  • Stapler with staples

Before the meeting:

  1. Gather the craft supplies.
  2. Set up the meeting space to allow Cub Scouts and Tiger adult partners to make their model.
  3. Arrange the craft supplies so they can easily be shared among the Cub Scouts.

During the meeting:

  1. Have Cub Scouts make a model of what they drew that will help the den cross the river.
  2. Remind Cub Scouts that a model does not have to work.  Let Cub Scouts know that they can use their imagination to make something up to explain how their device would work if it were real.
  3. When everyone is finished, have each Cub Scout share their model and explain how it works.
Cub Scout Land
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List3
Prep Time2

Make a model of an amusement park ride.

Below is a sample list of craft supplies that could be used for building.  You may substitute for other craft items or building toys.

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Crayons
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper clips
  • Stapler with staples

Before the meeting:

  1. Gather the craft supplies.
  2. Set up the meeting space to allow Cub Scouts and Tiger adult partners to make their model.
  3. Arrange the craft supplies so they can easily be shared among the Cub Scouts.

During the meeting:

  1. Have Cub Scouts make a model of their amusement park ride.
  2. Remind Cub Scouts that a model does not have to work.  Let Cub Scouts know that they can use their imagination to make something up to explain how their ride would work if it were real.
  3. When everyone is finished, have each Cub Scout share their model and explain how it works.
When completed, discuss with your Tiger adult partner what could be done to improve your project.
Room For Improvement
LocationIndoor
Energy 1
Supply List1
Prep Time1

Identify ways that your project could be improved.

  • Project from requirement 2

During the meeting:

  1. Have each Cub Scout share their model from requirement 2.  Have the den give ideas on how the model could be improved.
  2. Remind Cub Scouts that when we give suggestions to keep the point of the Scout Law to be “kind” in mind.
Make the improvement to your project.
Making it Better
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List3
Prep Time2

Make improvement on the model made in requirement 2 based on feedback from the den.

Below is a sample list of craft supplies that could be used for building.  You may substitute for other craft items or building toys.

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Crayons
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper clips
  • Stapler with staples

During the meeting:

  1. Based on suggestions from other members in the den have each Cub Scout identify one thing that they could do to improve their model.
  2. Tell Cub Scouts that when engineers design things they always have other people look at their design to get feedback.  This allows for the project to be as good as possible.  Sometimes others can see things that we cannot.
  3. Give time for Cub Scouts to make one improvement to their model.
Make a drawing of your final project.
Comparing Start to Finish
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Compare the original drawing to the final project model.

  • Pencils,  one for each Cub Scout
  • Rulers,  one for each Cub Scout

During the meeting:

  1. Share with the Cub Scouts that you want them to draw what their model looks like as best as they can.
  2. Once Cub Scouts have drawn their model, ask Tiger adult partners discuss with them the differences from their original design to what they were able to make as a model.
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Safety Moment

Prior to any activity, use the BSA SAFE Checklist to ensure the safety of all those involved.

All participants in official BSA Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scoutingand applicable program literature or manuals.

Be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede BSA practices, policies, and guidelines.

To assist in the safe delivery of the program you may find specific safety items that are related to requirements for the Adventure.

Before conducting a craft activity, review the Craft Tips video (2 minutes 34 seconds.)

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